Spraying of chemical Naled comes to Miami, banned in 22 countries

The vision of crop dusters (actually helicopters) dive bombing Miami beach as tourists stretch out on the sand isn’t a pleasant one. Add that it is with a chemical Naled that has been banned in 22 countries in the European Union. But not to worry, the CDC, and the Surgeon General says it’s just fine. I would think if we can be mandated to “shelter in place” with a bit of police activity, this might be the time to mandate staying inside to reduce exposure and to make sure people are aware of the spraying at the least. As someone who lives part-time in Florida, I find it remarkable that we are and have been sprayed continuously without warning prior to any Zika virus, and everyone seemed to find it acceptable. Apparently now that spraying has come to Miami, a city, a question has been raised.

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Dozens of protesters lined up in front of Miami Beach city hall as local leaders talked about a chemical causing debate in the Zika fight – Naled.

“This chemical was run out of Puerto Rico. It’s been banned in 22 European Unions and it’s the wrong message to be sent especially when you’re dealing with tourism here in Miami,” said business owner Chad Allison.

Mosquito control crews were set to spray Naled over Miami Beach, just like they did in Wynwood, starting Thursday but growing concerns from residents and local leaders prompted a delay.

“It came from the strong recommendation, from what we’ve been told, by the CDC, as well as the surgeon general, the Department of Agriculture and that decision, truly is solely made by the governor of the state of Florida,” said Levine on Tuesday.

Levine said he learned from the state on Tuesday through a news release that Florida Governor Rick Scott was mandating the spraying of Naled on the beach using its helicopters and its contractors – a decision that Mayor Gimenez is also supporting.

More with video at Miami CBS


11 Responses to “Spraying of chemical Naled comes to Miami, banned in 22 countries”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Spraying of chemical Naled comes to Miami, banned in 22 countries […]

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  2. JCscuba Says:

    Bunker, I’ve put together a solid case that this may well be a federal government hoax to add further distraction and hamper Florida voter turn out. I’ve included additional sources video an images, of course I linked it back to your site.

    For you and your readers to enjoy!! https://whatyouthoughtiwentaway.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/spraying-of-chemical-naled-comes-to-miami-banned-in-22-countries-is-the-zika-virus-a-hoax/


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks JC…. an interesting take. Yes, where are all the fire flies as your one commenter made. I use to love them as a child.


  3. teelee2013 Says:

    I rarely go out after dusk here in Florida because if it bites or stings it finds me. I DO, however, carry a small bottle of bug repellant in my purse that is “safe” to use (and will hopefully work!). We need to be responsible citizens and that means responsible for ourselves. Pay attention and take precautions for goodness sake. Common sense,please! That goes for our governments too, but we know all common sense was lost long ago in those agencies.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      What is the name of your safe one? I hate deet… We let people in who had the disease. Bugs here bit them and then our bugs started carrying it.


  4. Sparky Says:

    Personally, I think this Zika virus is being grossly overblown. Me thinks there’s something nefarious going on here.
    Oh, and it’s killing Honey Bee’s, an important part of the eco-chain. Believe me, people will care about that when they are short on food and wonder why.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      There are suppose to be less toxic methods…..

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      • Sparky Says:

        We use No Natz. Works great. Added plus is it gets rid of gnats. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks Sparky

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Rifleman III Says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    The mosquitos must be eradicated. Similar concerns when defoliants were used in Southeast Asia, and the thought of non-use, what would casualty figures have been? I had a cousin who had Agent Orange sickness, and his son was born deformed. My cousin died at age 44, wracked with cancer. With Zika Virus, do we conclude an acceptable casualty rate or roll the dice? Younger people of childbearing age should have more to say, as mosquitos don’t really go after me that much. What are the options? Look how West Nile Disease, spread, all across America.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      My main issue is that the public is not informed as to time and date of spraying. I would happily remain inside at the time of the scheduled spraying. Mosquitos are a terrible problem here and no amount of Deet spray will keep you safe. I can be out walking and a fogger truck drives right by me, and I have not opportunity to get out of the way and am forced to breathe in the spray, That doesn’t include the crop dusters.

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